Top Current Affairs 09 and 10 May 2021

Top Current Affairs 09 and 10 May 2021

Top Current Affairs 09 and 10May 2021: This post contains the latest current affairs for 09 & 10 May 2021 that are important for all competitive exams like Bank, SSC, IBPS, SBI exams. You can also attempt our Current Affairs Quiz after reading our daily current affairs.

Conference

PM Modi Participates in Virtual India-EU Leaders’ Meeting

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the India-EU Leaders’ Meeting, held in a hybrid format, on May 08, 2021.
  • Modiji attended the event at the invitation of the President of the European Council Mr. Charles Michel. 
  • The leaders of all the 27 EU Member States as well as the President of the European Council and the European Commission participated in the meeting.
  • This is the first time that the EU hosted a meeting with India in the EU+27 format.

Key highlights of India in the meeting

  • It was proposed to further strengthen the India-EU Strategic Partnership based on a shared commitment to democracy, fundamental freedoms, rule of law and multilateralism.
  • The leaders decided to resume negotiations for balanced and comprehensive free trade (FTA) and investment agreements.
  • Three key thematic areas of discussion included
    1. foreign policy and security;
    2. COVID-19, climate and environment; and
    3. trade, connectivity and technology.
  • An ambitious and comprehensive ‘Connectivity Partnership’ was launched between India-EU with focus on enhancing digital, energy, transport and people-to-people connectivity.
  • A finance contract of Euro 150 million was also signed for the Pune Metro Rail Project by the Indian Ministry of Finance and European Investment Bank.

PM Modi Participates in Virtual India-EU Leaders’ Meeting

Banking & Economy

Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd Excluded from the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has excluded Lakshmi Vilas Bank from the Second Schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 with effect from November 27, 2020.
  • The move was taken after the crisis-ridden Lakshmi Vilas Bank was merged with DBS Bank India Ltd (DBIL) on 27 November 2020.
  • A bank mentioned in the Second Schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act is known as ‘Scheduled Commercial Bank’.

Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd Excluded from the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934

Appointment

Himanta Biswa Sarma Replaces Sarbananda Sonowal as Assam’s New Chief Minister

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma has been named as the new Chief Minister of Assam on May 08, 2021.
  • He will replace incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal.
  • Sarma will take the charge of the office with effect from May 10, 2021.
  • The BJP party won a second straight term in the 2021 assembly polls in the state. The party won 60 seats in the 126-member Assam assembly.
  • Mr Sarma joined to the BJP six years ago in 2015, after quitting the Congress.

Himanta Biswa Sarma Replaces Sarbananda Sonowal as Assam's New Chief Minister

Books & Author

Kalki Koechlin Authors her Debut Book Titled ‘Elephant In The Womb’

  • Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin is making her debut as an author, with her first book titled “Elephant In The Womb”.
  • The book, which is yet to be released, is an illustrated non-fiction book on motherhood.
  • It is illustrated by Valeriya Polyanychko and published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI).
  • The book narrates about pregnancy and parenting for mothers, expectant mothers, and “anyone even thinking about motherhood”.

Kalki Koechlin Author her Debut Book Titled 'Elephant In The Womb'

Sports

Lewis Hamilton clinches his fifth successive Spanish Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) won the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix , held on 09 May 2021.
  • This win is the fifth successive Spanish Grand Prix title of Lewis Hamilton and the third win of this season.
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing-Netherlands) came second followed by Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) at third position.
  • The race was the fourth round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship.

Lewis Hamilton clinches his fifth successive Spanish Grand Prix

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus beat World No 1 Ashleigh Barty to win her Maiden Madrid Open Women’s singles title

  • In tennis, the world number seven, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, defeated world number one Ashleigh Barty of Australia to win the 2021 Madrid Open women’s single title on May 08, 2021.
  • This Sabalenka’s 10th career WTA singles title, second WTA title of the season and first on clay court. Madrid Open is a professional WTA tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts.
  • Sabalenka beat Australian player Barty with 6-0, 3-6, 6-4.
  • In the women’s doubles final, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, from the Czech Republic, defeated Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Demi Schuurs of France 6-4, 6-3.

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus beat World No 1 Ashleigh Barty to win her Maiden Madrid Open Women's singles title

Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal wins top title at 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards

  • World number two tennis player Naomi Osaka of Japan has been named “Sportswoman of the Year” at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards.
  • This is Osaka’s second Laureus Sports Awards. In 2019, she won the “Breakthrough of the Year” award.
  • In men’s category, World number two Rafael Nadal of Spain won the 2021 “Laureus Sportsman of the Year” title.
  • This is the second title for Nadal, who also claimed the prestigious award in 2011.
  • Complete List of Winners

Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal wins top title at 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards

Days

World Migratory Bird Day 2021: May 08

  • The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is officially celebrated twice in a year since it started in 2006. Firstly it is held on Second Saturday of May and again on 
    Second Saturday of October.
  • In 2021, the WMBBD falls on May 08, 2021 and October 09, 2021.
  • The day is observed to spread awareness for the need to conserve migratory birds and their habitats
  • The theme for 2021 WMBD is “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!” 
  • The day is organized by a collaborative partnership among two UN treaties namely the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and the Colorado-based non-profit organization, Environment for the Americas (EFTA).

World Migratory Bird Day 2021: May 08

Obituary

Renowned Sculptor and Rajya Sabha MP Raghunath Mohapatra Passes Away at 78

  • Eminent sculptor, architect, and Rajya Sabha member Raghunath Mohapatra has passed away while undergoing treatment for COVID-19.  He was 78.
  • Hailing from Odisha, Mohapatra was awarded Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 2001 and Padma Vibhushan in 2013 for his pioneering contributions to the world of art, architecture and culture. 

Renowned Sculptor and Rajya Sabha MP Raghunath Mohapatra Passes Away at 78

Indian Hockey Players Maharaj Krishan Kaushik & Ravinder Pal Singh Passes Away Due to COVID-19

  • Two of the most revered hockey stars of India, Maharaj Krishan Kaushik and Ravinder Pal Singh, have passed away, after battling Covid-19.
  • Maharaj Krishan Kaushik was 66 and Ravinder Pal Singh was 60.
  • Both the players were the members of the Indian hockey team that won the gold medal in 1980 Summer Olympics at Moscow.

Hockey Players Maharaj Krishan Kaushik & Ravinder Pal Singh Passes Away Due to COVID-19


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